Canada wins, USA lost battle

RIMINI, Italy, June 21, 2021 – Canada defeated Netherlands 3-0 (25-16, 25-16, 25-19) to open the fifth and final week of the FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League on Monday.

Sharone Vernon-Evans led four Canadian players in double figures with 14 points. Nicholas Hoag and John Gordon Perrin each scored 11 points while Graham Vigrass added 10.

In another match, Slovenia edged United States in a tough battle 3-2 (28-30, 25-19, 21-25, 28-26, 15-13).

Klemen Sebulj topped Slovenia with 27 points, followed by Toncek Stern with 18 and Tine Urnaut and Alen Pajenk with 16 and 13, respectively.

Taylor Sander led USA with 21 points. Next was Torey Defalco with 15 while Maxwell Holt added 12.